Five Tales By Rk Narayan

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AR01Engine Trouble2003100620040815

When a man wins a road engine at a fair, he thinks that his luck has finally changed for the better.

However, it proves to be a liability.

Unable to move the engine from the fair ground, and then forced to pay rent, he eventually recruits the help of the local temple elephant to tow the engine away - with disastrous but hilarious results.

Read by Paul Bhattacharjee.

AR02Fathers Help2003100720040822

This week's afternoon readings come from the master storyteller RK Narayan.

Five enchanting tales which take the listener into the heart of modern India.

Swami tries to get out of going to school on Monday morning by telling his father of his teacher's over-use of the cane on late pupils.

However, the plan backfires entirely, and Swami is sent off to school late, carrying a letter from his father - Story read by Paul Bhattacharjee.

AR03Dodu2003100820040829

The third of five enchanting tales which take the listener into the heart of modern India.

Eight-year old entrepreneur Dodu is having serious cash flow problems, but he comes up with an inventive scheme to make some money.

Read by Paul Bhattacharjee.

AR04The Antidote2003100920040905

The film's director has decided that a character is to die, but the actor playing the role has other ideas.

Read by Paul Bhattacharjee.

AR05 LASTA Willing Slave2003101020040912

Paul Bhattacharjee reads from RK Narayan's Five Tales about modern India.

A devoted ayah faces a conflict of loyalty when her long-absent husband suddenly returns.

The last in the series of five enchanting tales by master storyteller RK Narayan, which take the listener into the heart of modern India.

5/5.

A Willing Slave

The faithful ayah devotes her life to the youngest child of the family she works for, until someone from her past suddenly returns.

Story read by Nina Wadia